“They Can’t Take Away . . . Our FREEDOM!”

Via Professor Bainbridge, I see that the perpetually silly Sarah Palin is making noises about joining the also-perpetually silly Mark Levin in forming a new party--the "Freedom Party." Of course, as Professor Bainbridge notes, the choice of name is, well, unfortunate. But there is good news associated with this development; if Palin and Levin make good …

Jean-Paul Sartre: Apologist for Tyranny

Good Sartre jokes aside, his reputation deserves to take a serious hit:. . . starting in the mid-1940s, and increasingly over the next 10 years, Sartre begins to worship at another altar: the altar of Communism. This is an ideology that has notoriously little use for individual freedom; instead of human beings freely making themselves, it sees them …

A New Low in Police Overreaction

A University of Virginia student bought "bottled water, cookie dough and ice cream," and got approached by state Alcoholic Beverage Control in plainclothes, who thought that she was purchasing beer--apparently, the agents thought that the student was underage. One apparently pulled a gun and the student, unaware of who they were, tried to flee. They …

A Much Needed History Lesson on DOMA

Many of the Democrats celebrating the Supreme Court's decision on DOMA would have you believe that they opposed the law from the outset. Zenon Evans performs a mitzvah by reminding all and sundry of what those Democrats desperately want all and sundry to forget:. . . In response to the ruling, Bill Clinton tweeted that he is “grateful …

Remember Kelo v. City of New London?

If not, read Wikipedia, or better yet, read the actual decision.Done? Lovely. Now read this. The barbs and sarcasm contained in the following excerpt are, of course, entirely justified:Eventually, something will probably get built on the site. But in the meantime, it will have lain empty for many years, probably at least a decade in …